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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Rapport, Jun 19, 2017.

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  1. Rapport

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    Hello, I have been trying to connect wirelessly from my PC to my router. I was able to use LAN on it, but for some reason, I cannot use Wifi. It seems like the option for wireless is not on my computer. When I try to set up a network, not a single wireless router or access point appears on my network. I do not see a wireless/ Wifi option in my Network & Internet settings either. The OS I am using is Windows 10 Pro. Thank you.
     
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  3. TerryNet

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    Does the computer include a wireless adapter? If so, does it appear as "OK" in Device Manager under Network Adapters?
     
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    Under Network adapters, I only see my Intel Ethernet connection, my Kaspersky security, and a bunch of "WAN Miniports", varying from IKEv2, IP to Network Monitor and SSTP. Also I do not believe I have a wireless adapter.
     
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    Until you get one it will be quite difficult "to connect wirelessly from [your] PC to [your] router."
     
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    Oh, I figured since my laptop has wireless internet and does not require a wireless adapter, that I would be able to connect without one. Do you recommend any specific wireless adapters?
     
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    You figured wrong. Few, if any, laptops in the past dozen years or more have come without an integrated wireless adapter. If your laptop can connect to a wireless (Wi-Fi) network you can be sure that it has a wireless adapter.

    I do not. Last time I bought one was when draft 802.11n was the big new thing. :) Make sure that the one you get has a Windows 10 driver. Assuming that your PC is a desktop you may need an adapter that includes an antenna that can be placed above or beside the PC.
     
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    Oh ok, thank you.
     
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    You're welcome. :)
     
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